If you want or need more information on this little bit of Minor League promotional genius, then simply click here (I am linking to the Mets.com version of the article, so that one can also enjoy the supremely entertaining reader comments).
But the Cyclones aren’t the only team that have come down with a temporary case of Obama-mania. In Charleston, South Carolina (a red state, no less), the RiverDogs have launched several promotions that are related to our new Commander-in-Chief.
First, there was last year’s Bobblection, which was staged by all six of the Goldklang Group’s professional ballclubs. Upon arriving at Charleston’s Joseph P. Riley ballpark, fans were given the choice of an Obama or McCain bobblehead. 58.1% chose Obama.
Then, last week, the RiverDogs announced their new “Stay’Cation” ticket package with a press release that began thusly:
“Even though Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the
United States less than two weeks ago, the Charleston RiverDogs are
still on the inauguration kick announcing the inception of the
STAY’CATION Package as part of the season-long Stretch Your Dollar
The above example is a marginal one, but I must work in threes. For my third example is the best of all. Behold, this:
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The Charleston RiverDogs want to present the Obamas with a
unique breed for their new family pet, Charlie the RiverDog.
Charlie the RiverDog is, of course, a mascot. Apparently, he will make an ideal White House resident:
While not technically a labradoodle or Portuguese water dog, Charlie is
one-of-a kind and most importantly, a certified rescue dog which should
sit well with the First Lady. On top of that, the many people walking
around the White House won’t have to worry about stepping in any
“unfortunate accidents” because Charlie comes completely housetrained.
Well, that’s good to know. But the most impressive selling points are mentinoned a few paragraphs later:
President and Mrs. Obama made the fist bump hip and popular during the
road to the White House and Charlie is prepared to help them take it to
the next level with some “booty bumping.” During Presidential dinners
Charlie can help bring smiles to foreign heads of state with his
impressive array of dance moves to nearly any type of music.
If the opportunity to help a Minor League mascot become the family dog of a newly-elected President is something that appeals to the inner core of your being, then your next move should be to join the Facebook group “Send Charlie to the White House“.
This is democracy in action, practiced in exactly the way our forefathers intended.